Food intolerances are caused by the inability of the body to digest certain foods. Lactose intolerance, caused by a sugar found in milk and other dairy products is one of the most common food intolerances suffered by a large number of people. It is of the utmost importance for people to learn about the foods that they may have trouble tolerating in their diet. It may be necessary to limit or entirely eliminate these products from your diet, depending upon the severity of your reaction to certain foods. It is also important for people suffering from food intolerance to learn about specific foods they can use as substitutes.
Although there are many symptoms associated with lactose intolerances, the most common symptoms are nausea, gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Many times a person with lactose intolerance can learn the quantity and type of foods containing lactose they may consume in their diet without causing problems. It is also possible to learn which foods should be avoided. It is also possible to get the needed amounts of calcium from other products.
Food Items with Low Lactose Levels:
1. Reduced lactose milk – This has most of the nutritional benefits of regular whole milk.
2. Cheese, yogurt, and ice cream contain calcium while having somewhat lower lactose levels.
Substitute Non-Dairy Food items with Calcium
1. Soy milk
3. Sardines and salmon
With a little “trial and error “, you can avoid the problems caused by lactose intolerance through limited consumption of problem foods or by substituting foods that will still allow you to get needed vitamins and nutrients.
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